Hybrid Use Benefit can now be enabled on existing Azure Virtual Machines

Tuesday 19th December 2017

For customers with Software Assurance, Azure Hybrid Benefit for Windows Server allows you to use your on-premises Windows Server licenses and run Windows virtual machines on Azure at a reduced cost. You can use Azure Hybrid Benefit for Windows Server to deploy new virtual machines from any Azure supported platform Windows Server image or Windows custom images. You can now update existing running VMs and save up to 40%. For more information about Azure Hybrid Benefit for Windows Server licensing and cost savings, please speak to your Bytes account manager about our Azure Cost Savings Analysis.

How to enable Hybrid Benefit for Windows Server

1. You can deploy VMs from one of the provided Windows Server images on the Azure Marketplace
2. You can upload a custom VM and deploy using a Resource Manager template or Azure PowerShell
3. You can convert existing VM between running with Azure Hybrid Benefit or pay on-demand cost for Windows Server
4. You can also deploy a new virtual machine scale set with Azure Hybrid Benefit for Windows Server

We can help with our Azure Cost Savings Service, to find out more, speak to a Bytes Account Manager.

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